Vegetarian Means Vegan, Right?

Actually vegetarians tend to differ from what Vegans consider themselves to be. The exact reasons for why, evade me at the moment.

I eat plenty of vegetables but also enjoy eggs so I think this means I may be a vegetarian but I am not a vegan because eggs are not on their menu. I need to watch my calories and weight.

Veganism, if I may, seems to be more like a religion than just a healthy eating regime. I think the term is applied to not only eggs but even to wearing things that may have once been alive, like leather.

I have no feelings on this one way or another and think our life choices are just that, our life choices.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Food Intolerance Sufferers Benefit from Acai Berry

By Juanita Jenkins

A lot of people usually suffer from a delayed negative reaction to food, beverages and food additives. Such a side effect is called food intolerance or non-allergic food hypersensitivity and it affects different multiple body organs and other body systems. However, this type of side effect does not directly relate to the immune system. Food intolerance is caused by the absence of certain chemicals and enzymes that are needed to digest food substances and from reactions to chemicals in foods. Food intolerance is different from food allergy.

Unfortunately with food intolerance you will experience several symptoms along the way, like:

Abdominal Pains Asthma Arthritis Bloating Constipation Diarrhea Fatigue IBS Headaches Rashes Restless Leg Syndrome Skin Problems Stomach Cramps and Tension Weight Loss

Any one of these can put a damper on your daily routine. You know what we're talking about right? Then of course constant distraction that takes you away from work, the kids, or you spouse. It's a battle that everyone has to deal with time and time again, but there are several reasons why. However, if you're an active person and still suffering from the joy of food intolerance, there is an alternative to help you along the way. It's the Acai berry, and it can make a difference in your life.

Acai berry is a small, round and blackish-purple berry that can only be found on top of palm trees in the Amazon rain forest of Southern America. The fruit taste like a mix of berries and chocolate and is believed to have incredible nutritional and medicinal properties. The berry has the most complete range of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids such as Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin C and E. It also contains the important unsaturated fatty acids of Omega 6 and 9, Sterols, Anthocyanin, Phytosterols and proteins.

Above all else, the Acai berry is well known for its large source of anti-oxidants. It's believed to have 10 times the amount as blueberries, and even more than thirty times as much as red wine. So if you're looking for something that delivers a healthy dose of vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbs, healthy fats, you don't need to look any further.

Since you're someone who has to deal with food intolerance, it's nice to know that the Acai berry has a good amount of fiber in it. This can be extremely helpful for anyone with digestive problems and even alleviate it with a daily regimen. Add in the ability to control your cholesterol levels and you've got yourself a fantastic nutritional treat. It's almost as if there is just a little bit of nutrition for every scenario.

Aside from these benefits it has also been known that athletes prefer Acai berry because it is much healthier than blueberries, pomegranate and eggs. The berry has even become a natural alternative to protein bars and shakes as it can provide active people with energy and longer stamina. Athletes also use the berry to help cure digestion problems, arthritis, inflammation, skin conditions and immunity.

What it comes down to is if you're an active person and dealing with food intolerance, then maybe it's time to make a switch. Not only will it alleviate the problems over time, you'll be able to enjoy your life to the fullest.

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